Best Cities in the World for a 24 Hour Stopover Holiday

Best Cities in the World for a 24 Hour Stopover Holiday

Whoever said it’s not about the destination but the journey to get there clearly has never been faced with a 46 hour travel time from Wellington to the UK.  This includes 4 flights and several hours in various airports along the way.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love the excitement of being in an airport and the anticipation of […]

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October 11, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Top Fruits to Try in Asia

Top Fruits to Try in Asia

While traveling to new places no matter if it is a long journey, relocating or just a short holiday break there is no a better way to get a feel for a new place than to try its regional cuisine. But what’s even more inspiring is the opportunity for exploration of the locally grown foods. Asia is a vast continent […]

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February 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm

World’s Top Parties

World’s Top Parties

Carnival – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil If you’ve never heard of Carnival then you must be living under a rock because this is the party of all parties. Renowned around the world for the beautiful bodies, beaches and music.  This 5 day event is held annually in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday.  Most people think of the elaborate floats, head […]

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January 28, 2014 at 9:31 am

Leave the Cot and Stroller at Home with Swissôtel Kids Rooms

Leave the Cot and Stroller at Home with Swissôtel Kids Rooms

As a mother-to-be and travel writer, I’m determined to continue travelling extensively through pregnancy and after. Whether it’s an unrealistic dream, or a skill that can be mastered, I’ll be finding out pretty quickly after our son is born. What is giving me hope is finding out about hotels that go over and above to make you and your kids […]

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April 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Free Essential Travel Apps

Free Essential Travel Apps

I can not live without my iphone when traveling. That doesn’t mean I run up an expensive phone bill, instead, as soon as I land in a new country I pick up a local sim and put my home sim card in my extra phone. It’s amazing how cheap it can be to buy prepaid sim cards with data especially […]

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March 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

Budget Airlines in Asia and Tips to make the most of it

Budget Airlines in Asia and Tips to make the most of it

If you book well in advance and catch the flight sales, it can be incredibly cheap to travel around Asia by air thanks to local budget airlines. Here’s our list of budget airlines for travel around Asia and Australia. Scoot The newest budget airlines owned by Singapore airlines launched recently with flights from Singapore to the Gold Coast and Sydney […]

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March 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

Air Asia Self Check-In

Air Asia Check-in machine

Online check-ins and self check-in machines might have been around for a while, but not a lot of people actually use the system, usually because they don’t know how. Having flown on 4 Air Asia flights in the past 1 1/2 weeks, the self check-in system saved us a lot of time. To help you get to your departure gate […]

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September 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

What to pack for a Southeast Asian Beach Vacation

What to pack for a Southeast Asian Beach Vacation

A vacation to one of the many beaches in Southeast Asia will of course require some of the obvious items like: swimwear, flip flops, and the necessities for any beach vacation. But here is a list of some of things you might not have thought about. Medicine for an upset stomach Getting sick from contaminated food while vacationing in Southeast […]

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August 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm